Thinking About Getting A Pug Puppy? – They’re Not For Everyone!
Hi, everyone.Thinking about getting a pug puppy? Understanding pug temperament before adopting can prevent prospective owners falling into the tender trap. Pugs are a fantastic breed , but they’re not for everyone.
I really love Pugs and want them to find good homes, for their sake as well as for that of their owners.
If you are thinking about getting a pug puppy read on!
Understanding Pug Personality – The Class Clown
Pug personality can be summed up in two words “class clown”.They are typically funny, adorable, adventurous and the life of any party. Most Pug behavior is amusing, People with a good sense of humor that want a pet with lots of personality love Pugs.
I am sure you’ve heard how pugs are calm, affectionate, cuddly rather low energy dogs. So you may be horror-stricken when you discover that your new pup is an excitable bundle of joy. Pugs like to charge around the house looking for ways to have fun. They will snuggle for a while and the next moment they’ll be off causing havoc just to get you to chase them about.
You’ll find nothing shy or retiring about a pug puppy!
Puppies will be more independent, exploring to find out the answer to “what is this?” although usually keeping his owner within eyesight. It is normal for Pug puppies to scamper around, sliding on floors and sniffing at just about everything.
Baby pugs like fetch, chase, and hide and seek.There is nothing more adorable than having your little friend go crazy when you arrive home. They are so happy to see you they almost can’t control themselves.
What To Expect If You Adopt A Pug
A solid stable temperament may be what people expect from the breed, but you can also have acquired a, little piece of dynamite that will not quieten down for years.
Pugs shed. Have a Pug sit on your lap and you will know he’s been there. If you can’t stand having to vacuum all the time then maybe a Pug is not the dog for you. We happen to think it’s a small price to pay for such a loyal friend.
Pugs are solid little dogs and have no idea just how little they really are.If you are getting a pug puppy keep in mind that their friendly nature might put him/her in danger with large, overly aggressive dogs. They will not start a dog fight, but will defend themselves when there’s a fight. When visiting friends or at the dog park, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on your little associate.
Pugs need to do doggy activities – go to the park, play with other dogs, and romp with other dogs. One or two 15 to 20 minute walks per day will help to keep this dog healthy….any longer activity periods than this should allow for water and rest breaks, preferably a shaded area.
Eventually he/she will become more docile. He/She he will be easier to control and willing to follow basic commands.
Adult Pugs are playful dogs and love attention. A little exercise in the morning is great. A nice way to get exercise for you and your dog is running around the house like crazy, chasing toys. We had lots of fun playing with Gizmos octopus this morning. Pugs can play for hours on end, and then they are perfectly content to snuggle up close to you on the chair and enjoy TV.
These dogs are great for seniors and kids. Their size makes them easy to manage because their ideal weight is only about 14 to 18 pounds.
If you want to feel needed and loved you almost can’t do better than a Pug.
The Class Clown
1.0 If you wish to get a basic understanding pug temperament you should understand that they are nosy, inquisitive, and constantly under foot. It’s also normal for the puppies to mouth objects. In fact this is one way to explore and learn.
Pugs are known to be “shadows”. Gizmo, is my 14 lb shadow. He follows from room to room and wants to be part of the action.
2.0 A Pug never get tires of being the center of attention. Ours can’t resist a good belly rub, and our pugs go crazy when you rub their tummies.
“It’s just the most amazing thing to love a dog, isn’t it? It makes our relationships with people seem as boring as a bowl of oatmeal.” John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog
3.0 Some Pugs can be problem barkers, complainers and grumblers. Mine is extremely vocal and has the broadest range of noises you’ve ever heard. He will enjoy a few short cuddly moments after playtime before he rolls over, falls asleep, and starts snoring louder like a buzz saw.
4.0 Pugs are food hogs.If You are thinking about getting a pug puppy then expect a stage-winning performance when there is any possibility of them being fed.
People think we starve Gizmo the way he begs for food. It seems they’re always hungry and it is not uncommon to find Pugs that tip the scales at 20+ pounds. They are prone to being overweight and, after their owner, eating seems to be the love of their life.
5.0 Pugs are often mistakenly labelled dumb dogs. Most are not. As a matter of fact, most are clever and tenacious enough to figure out how to get their own way. Owners will agree that a Pug knows what he wants and will use various methods to get his owner to cave in.
This isn’t necessarily a bad thing for the right owner, … in most cases all the dog wants is your attention.
6.0 They are extremely adept at figuring out what you will and will not tolerate and they will test the limits. Talk about being the pack leader! Oh Boy!
While we all like our dog to become our best friend its important to establish yourself as the leader. As soon as you do this, your Pug will start to obey commands. They will listen to the word “No” and show better manners.If you are thinking about getting a pug getting a pug puppy understanding pug temperament will help establish positive training, rules and clear boundaries.These are essential so you don’t end up with a little bully.
7.0 Pugs can be sensitive to harsh words and your tone of voice. How you choose to discipline your little friend will affect how well he/she listens and how they react to you.
If you shout, he/she can back off emotionally and sulk. It may take some time for his/her hurt feelings to mend.
One Last Thing
People often fall in love because of their undeniable cuteness that they think, “I want one!” Please prepare yourself against the baby pug’s big, round imploring eyes that say “Please take me home!” Ask yourself if you are ready to have a pug in your life.
“Whoever said you can’t buy Happiness forgot little puppies.” Gene Hill